EQUIPMENT & BOATS
SAFETY REQUIREMENTSHere we show you all the SAFETY REQUIREMENTS required by the Colombian Nautical Authorities ( DIMAR ) which must be fulfilled by each operator who transport passengers in the area of Santa Marta.
- Transport insurance for passengers
- Minimum length of the boat: 7m
- Live Vest for each passenger incl. Boat Captain
- VHF Base Marine Radio
- Fire extinguisher
- 2 Motors each with 75 HP minimum
- 1st Aid Kit
- Crew: minimum 2
- Container with sand
- Bucket for bailing
POSEIDON DIVE & POSEIDON FUN DIVEBoth boats we have fulfil the requirements and also we have a VHF Marine Radio in our office and additionally we carry DAN O² OXYGEN UNITS in the boats.
POSEIDON DIVEOur dive trips are done in two comfortable dive boats: POSEIDON DIVE and POSEIDON FUN DIVE. In April 2007 we received our new, innovative boat: POSEIDON DIVE specially designed for divers, a 10m Catamaran with 2 x 150 HP 4 stroke outboard engines with a complete roof, 4 entries and exits, GPS, VHF Marine Radio, Fishfinder and sound system. The boat can be used for maximal 18 divers. With proud we can say that POSEIDON DIVE is the 1st real dive boat operating in Colombia!
POSEIDON FUN DIVE is our new dive boat, also Catamaran Style and the trip of inaugurtion was 18 March 2011. It is a 27ft Catamaran with a maximum capacity of 12 passengers, fresh water shower, 2 100HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines, GPS, mid roofed, VHS marine radio, sound system, 3 entries and exits, maximum speed is 30mph. But the very best is, that this boat is super comfortable for the divers, with sufficient space in the boat. From now on our clients on any dive trip can enjoy these comfortable boat rides to reach the different dive spots.
Doesn�t matter on which boat you go, you will love it.
POSEIDON FUN DIVE
In POSEIDON DIVE CENTERwe have a strict program of equipment maintenance to assure our client safety and peace of mind as well the great fun that is diving. All our ALUMINIUM CYLINDERS have a valid hydrostatic test certificate.
BAUER COMPRESSORIn our resort we have a Service and Maintenance Technician trained by BAUER COMPRESORS. In Oktober 2009 we received our new BAUER COMPRESSOR 500, now we can fill the tanks much faster and also it is supersilent. POSEIODN DIVE CENTER uses a quality German compressor the BAUER K 14 from which we take regular air samples which are sent for checking to specialist laboratories in the United States. The procedure ensures our compliance with the compressed air for breathing requirements and oxygen compartibale established by the CGA G-7.1-2004 GRADO E (2) regulations.
Since August 2012 we use for tec diving with Trimix the TRIMIX CONTINOUS FLOW STICK
More and more divers use Nitrox for their dives now, most important is to analyze the mix in the gas correct to know the maximum operation depth for the % in the gas. Only a few divers actually are aware how dangerous can be contaminated air with carbon monoxide. Even a tiny amount of carbon monoxide particles within your scuba tank can become life threating. It is easy to avoid. Only dive with a dive operator who can show you that the air is tested by a special laboratory at least every quaterly. What to do if you dive somewhere 2 months after the last test result. How you check right now ? Simple. Just check the air in the tank using a
CARBON MONOXIDE ANLYZER AND MAKE SURE THE DISPLAY SHOWS 0%..
THE LATEST LEARNING MATERIALSThe course materials we work with are the most up to date available from PADI which facilitate autonomous effective learning at your own speed.
DIVE WITH NITROX & TRIMIXAs an addicional service we installed in November 2006 the use of NITROX (enriched air with mixtures from 32% until 36% oxygen). The greatest advantage about diving with Nitrox is the longer No decompression limit and you feel less tired after your dives. You can count with 23 scuba tanks exclusively for Nitrox.
5MM WETSUITSAs the water in Taganga is relatively cold, temperature can drop to 20° in January and February, we decided to change the wetsuits to LONG, FULL 5mm WETSUITS, therefore you can enjoy long dives without getting cold. One more time the only one in Taganga with this service. s
TEC REC CENTER15th of April 2011 POSEIDON DIVE CENTER was named by PADI as an AUTHORIZED PADI TEC REC CENTER.